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Import iCalamus-files

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18 hours ago, cubitus said:

It would be nice to have the option to import iCalamus-files

I have a few of those.  Just export them from iCalamus to PDF, then import PDF into Publisher.  You can then edit them and save as afpub files.  


21.5 iMAC Retina 4K display. MacOS Sierra v. 10.12.6 (which I am not changing).  3.1 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz.  Memory 8 GB 1867 MHz LPDDR3.  1TB Fusion Drive.  Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 1536 MB.      iPad Pro 12.9, iOS v. 12.3.1, Apple Pencil.  Affinity Publisher 1.7 (pre-ordered); Publisher beta v. 1.7.0.384; Affinity Photo 1.7 and Photo Beta 1.7.1.138;  Affinity Designer 1.7. 

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I take it all back.  An iCalamus file converted to PDF will import just like a top into Publisher.  But don't try to print it. There must be an awful lot of hidden quirks and wrinkles embedded into the original iCalamus software that create massive problems in trying to print the file, particularly if there are lots of illustrations.  Missing text, missing photos, botched justification, scrambled font sizes, and gummed up leading.  I spent 4 hours yesterday on an 8-page iCalamus document.  Convert to PDF, import into Publisher, save as afpub file.  Open, and then laboriously copy one small section at a time from the saved file, and paste it into a brand new Publisher file.  At that point, adjust all of the strange short lines, oddly justified other lines, type that can range from 3 pts to 11 pts (in a single paragraph) when it was all supposed to be 11 pts, messed up leading, etc.  Rather than "the asp" (as in Cleopatra's chosen instrument) I gave it up.  Will try to print my final version today.  It would have been easier to type the whole thing from scratch!!  LOVE PUBLISHER!  


21.5 iMAC Retina 4K display. MacOS Sierra v. 10.12.6 (which I am not changing).  3.1 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz.  Memory 8 GB 1867 MHz LPDDR3.  1TB Fusion Drive.  Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 1536 MB.      iPad Pro 12.9, iOS v. 12.3.1, Apple Pencil.  Affinity Publisher 1.7 (pre-ordered); Publisher beta v. 1.7.0.384; Affinity Photo 1.7 and Photo Beta 1.7.1.138;  Affinity Designer 1.7. 

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